Mass Ecotourism vs. Eco Mass Tourism

Proceedings of the Sixth Black Sea Tourism Forum, 02nd-04th October, 2013, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 78-90

13 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2013

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Zangador; Zangador Research institute; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd.; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Date Written: October 3, 2013

Abstract

The paper conceptualises mass ecotourism and eco mass tourism as two intermediate forms of tourism in the ‘ecotourism-mass tourism’ dichotomy. An analytical framework is proposed (SDEF grid), based on two dimensions: scale of tourism development and ecological footprint of the respective type of tourism. Both the extreme (eco- and mass tourism) and the intermediate (mass eco- and eco mass tourism) types of tourism are evaluated in the context of the three dimensions of sustainable development (environmental, social and economic). The paper stipulates that mass ecotourism and the eco mass tourism might be better development options for the destinations than pure eco- and mass tourism.

Keywords: ecotourism, mass ecotourism, eco mass tourism, mass tourism, Bulgaria, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Ivanova, Maya G., Mass Ecotourism vs. Eco Mass Tourism (October 3, 2013). Proceedings of the Sixth Black Sea Tourism Forum, 02nd-04th October, 2013, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 78-90, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335365

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

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Zangador Research institute

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Bulgaria

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Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd. ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13A Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria

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